If Kevin Topp had been asked 20 or even 10 years ago if he was interested in training for the priesthood, he would have replied it was the last thing on his mind.
Michael Neal broke down while describing the impact of a fire deliberately set in his shop two years ago.
Once upon a fairy tale was the theme for this year's Kaikoura High School Ball, held on Saturday night at the Memorial Hall.
A Kaikoura man allegedly stole cash before staging a break-in and setting fire to the building
Skiers and snowboarders could be enjoying fresh snow as early as Queen's Birthday weekend
Kaikoura Coastguard towed a small boat with six people aboard back to shore after its engine broke down in rough seas.
OPINION: This month we have seen a reduction in the DOC budget, quickly followed by an injection into tourism.
Art buffs and the plain curious will see trash turned to artistic treasure during an eco-art gallery exhibition in Kaikoura.
Kaikoura business people are pushing for a new railway crossing to be built that would connect Beach Rd with the sea
A Kaikoura woman is on a quest to uncover the history and forgotten memories of bunkers built in Kaikoura during World War I.
South Bay skies were illuminated with flashes of light as Coastguard Kaikoura celebrated May Day with a flare display.
An empty boat trailer in a South Bay car park prompted a search by Coastguard Kaikoura
A free online service is helping businesses, schools and other organisations reduce waste costs
Police are warning duck hunters to avoid mixing alcohol with gunpowder now that this year's duck hunting season has started.
Shannon Morrell was ordered to complete residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
Kaikoura High School could not open yesterday because power cuts meant there was no heating.
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has struck north of Kaikoura this morning.
Kaikoura's trounced a visiting Moutere side 43-0 at Takahanga Domain.
The 2013 Kaikoura Junior Rugby pig and deer hunt started on Thursday, with the weigh-in held on Sunday at Takahanga Domain.
Kaikoura school children baked their own cakes in the first week of the Sports Tasman school holiday programme
Coastguard Kaikoura is celebrating Mayday by holding a free flare display tonight at the Coastguard building on Moa Rd, South Bay.
The Kaikoura Plunket Society is on the lookout for volunteers
Kaikoura's young judokas did it again, bagging gold, silver and bronze medals at the open judo champs
DOC is asking people to report any sightings of southern right whales migrating along the Kaikoura coast
Ngai Tahu shared its rich history and stories with its young people during a hikoi around Kaikoura
Kaikoura A&P Show organisers are looking for a new secretary to work as part of the team
John Wathen will share his eye-witness account of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster at a seminar in Kaikoura
Sir Mark Solomon, the straight-talking chair of Ngai Tahu, wants Maori to stand up and be counted
A 15-year-old Hurunui College student will represent the Kaikoura electorate at the 2013 Youth Parliament.
It's been another steady week with a lot of people in town for the long weekend.
More than 300 people gathered in Kaikoura on Thursday for the Anzac Day memorial service.
Kaikoura side racked up 50 points yet again as they hammered Waitohi in Picton on Saturday
Oil and gas companies to bid for exploration rights to blocks of offshore territory collectively 190,000sqkm in size.
The bloody history of New Zealand whaling in the 19th century is now helping to save the whales.
A plan to open up a paua gathering area to commerce is being fought.
Toni Brown and her friend made this whacky letterbox from a recycled nappy disposal unit.
The new sea wall at South Bay was given the thumbs-up by councillors
Kaikoura Primary School pupils from class Waka I make the most of an extra half an hour of sports coaching as part of a training session run by North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust.
A new website all about maps of the Canterbury region, including Kaikoura, has gone live online.
Kids are encouraged to take their grandparents to a concert during the school holidays this week.
A field of 31 men took part in the African Stableford on Sunday, April 14.
A group of people covered in "oil" braved the chilly streets of Kaikoura on Saturday
Money from all over the world made its way to St Joseph's School on Friday when pupils held a pirate day to raise money for New Zealand children.
Watch Country Calendar this Saturday to see how Kaikoura woman Sharon Chart turned to farming at age 30.
Two cars collided on SH1 near Kaikoura after an object fell off the back of a trailer.
Two men have been charged with trying to defraud a Kaikoura Motel of more than $1000.
Pupils from St Joseph's School were at Takahanga Marae last week for a day of games, food and learning about Maori culture.
The school holiday programme in Kaikoura was recognised as one of the best in New Zealand after it became a finalist in the 2013 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards last week.
Subscribers to the Kaikoura Star can read the news in the morning after a new paper delivery system was launched this month.
A proposed $35 million wharf development on the Kaikoura waterfront is up for sale for nearly $6m.